Photo Contest “On the Road“

Fotowettbewerb „Unterwegs“

Konkurs Fotograficzny „W Podróży“

Fotografická Soutěž „Na Cestách“

Fotowe Wubědźowanje „Po Puću“

FOTOWE WUBĚŹOWANJE „DUCY”

2017

17.04. – 24.07.

Venues.

Schauplätze.

Miejsca wydarzeń.

Místo události.

Hrajnišća žiwjenja.

Městna.

WELCOME !

Pictures for the photo contest can be submitted until July 24. Award ceremony takes place at FVKS (Untermarkt 23, D-02826 Görlitz) on September 07.

Current topic: Venues

  • Venues – is the subject of your choice in the euroregion Neisse (DE/PL/CZ) and in the southern part of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober (German district of Spree-Neisse, Polish districts Nowa Sól, Wschowa, Żagań, Żary).
  • The submitted photos to deal with the topic of “venues” from these regions, such as lively spaces, sites where people come or came together, where art meets people … and many more. Other motifs are excluded from the contest.
  • Participation is open to photo enthusiasts of all ages. Submissions will be awarded in the categories of „Adults (18+)“, „Youth (< 18)“, „Photo Reportage“ and „Crowd Favorite„.

„Venues“ is a versatile subject and full of surprises, creative interpretations are welcome 🙂 .

  • Winners are chosen by an expert jury, the „Crowd Favorite“ by online voting.
  • Best positions will be awarded with attractive prizes.
  • We present selected photos in the region (travelingpictures.fvks.eu) and make them available in others ways (e.g. calendar).
  • The award ceremony takes place on September 07.
  • No recourse to legal action!
  • With its Photo Contest “On the Road“ the FVKS does explicitely not persue commercial goals.

Let’s go !

Magdalena Rohr

* CONTEST *

Lusatia, Northern Bohemia, Lower Silesia and Lubusz provide unique insights into a diverse cultural landscape. People of the euroregions Neisse and Spree-Neisse-Bober score with living traditions and spirit of innovation. Each year photographers are „on the road“ to capture the best impressions.

Since 2008, we and our partners carry out the International Photo Contest „On the Road“ with mostly changing topics:

  • 2017: Venues
  • 2016: Venues
  • 2015: Industry
  • 2014: Views
  • 2012/2013: Towers
  • 2011: Traveling
  • 2010: Architecture
  • 2009: People
  • 2008: Roads.Tracks.Rails.

The contest comprises euroregion Neisse and the southern part of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober as well as four award categories: „Adults (18+)“, „Youth“ (< 18) “Photo Reportage“ and „Crowd Favorite„.

Photo contest „On the Road“ contributes to the versatile presentation of the region. It promotes international understanding and strengthens cultural identity. Contest, traveling exhibition (travelingpictures.fvks.eu) and calender (calendar.fvks.eu) together form the FVKS event series „On the Road“, which is regularly made possible through civic engagement.

Rules and Hints

Terms and Conditions:
  • Venues – is the subject of your choice in the euroregion Neisse (DE/PL/CZ) and in the southern part of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober (German district of Spree-Neisse, Polish districts Nowa Sól, Wschowa, Żagań, Żary).
  • The submitted photos to deal with the topic of “venues” from these regions, such as lively spaces, sites where people come or came together, where art meets people … and many more. Other motifs are excluded from the contest.
  • Participation is open to photo enthusiasts of all ages. Submissions will be awarded in the categories of „Adults (18+)“, „Youth (< 18)“, „Photo Reportage“ and „Crowd Favorite„.
  • The photos must be uploaded as files on www.photocontest.fvks.eu: Do not send the photos via email. Do not submit them via CD or USB-stick.
  • In the categories of „Adults“, „Youth“ and „Crowd Favorite“ only one photo can be uploaded respectively. In the category of „Photo Reportage“ at least three and a maximum of five photos are to be uploaded, including descriptive texts.
  • The submitted photos have to differ for each category: The same photo cannot be submitted in several categories.
  • For photo files a minimum resolution of 300 dpi is considered (e.g. A4 from about 2560 x 1920 pixels.
  • The submitted photos may not previously have been published or have participated in another contest!
  • Each file should be labeled: Name of photographer, subject and location of snapshot. Participants in the category of „Youth (< 18)“ to add in addition the date of birth.
  • Specifying an eMail address is required; Telephone number and postal address are desirable (notifications!).
  • Everyone may join the contest, FVKS collaborators do not.
  • FVKS reserves the right not to award given contest categories, for example because of too few submissions or the lack of quality concerning photos.
  • No recourse to legal action!
    Contest categories:
  • Adults (18+): Exactly one photo can be uploaded, if the participant is 18 years or older. The photo will be rated by the jury.
  • Youth (< 18): Exactly one photo can be uploaded, if the participant is younger than 18 years. The photo will be rated by the jury.
  • Crowd Favorite: A further photo (one!) can be uploaded, which is then rated online and exclusively by the users of FVKS web services.
  • Photo Reportage: A series of photos with accompanying texts can be uploaded: At least three and a maximum of five pictures. The photos (and texts) should be related to each other, for example cinematic history in Żary, sites full of history in Upper Lusatia, ViaThea in Görlitz, … . The photo reportage is rated by the jury.

Therefore, everyone can join the contest in up to three categories. Definition of photo(s) for each category can be done when uploading.

  • The submitted photos have to differ for each category: The same photo cannot be submitted in several categories.
  • After uploading the pictures an automatic acknowledgment of receipt will be send. Only photos, which meet the conditions of participation will be accepted for the contest.
Privacy Policy:
  • FVKS announces the names of all winners publicly. By participating in the contest you agree to that.
  • Photos published bear the name of the photographer. Addresses will not be published or shared.
Notes on copyrights, usage and exploitation rights:
  • By participating the submitter declares, that he is the copyright holder, and that each photo is free of claims and rights of third parties.
  • By participating the submitter agrees that FVKS may use the photos – free of charge – always mentioning photographers‘ name.
General Notes:
  • FVKS is entitled to reject submissions in case of missing / incorrect details concerning content and copyright or due to publication already taken place elsewhere.
  • FVKS may change the terms and conditions at any time.
  • With its Photo Contest “On the Road“ the FVKS does explicitely not persue commercial goals.

Prices and candies

Top finishers will be awarded with many attractive prices.

Category Adults:

  • 1st Price – Voucher of 150 Euro
  • 2nd Price – Voucher of 100 Euro
  • 3rd Price – Voucher of 50 Euro

Category Youth:

  • 1st Price – Voucher of 80 Euro
  • 2nd Price – Voucher of 50 Euro
  • 3rd Price – Voucher of 25 Euro

Category Crowd Favorite:

  • 1st Price – Voucher of 100 Euro
  • 2nd Price – Voucher of 60 Euro
  • 3rd Price – Voucher of 30 Euro

Category Photo Reportage:

  • “Bull’s eye“ – Voucher of 250 Euro

In addition:

  • Traveling Trophy (category „Adults“ and other awards („Editor’s Choice“, vouchers).
  • We present selected photos in the region (travelingpictures.fvks.eu) and make them available in others ways (e.g. calendar, online exhibition).

Justyna Cieślińska

* FACEBOOK NEWS *

** Fotokunst im Fotomuseum - zahlreiche Ausstellungen noch bis 01. November in Görlitz zu sehen **

Schauplätze • Miejsca wydarzeń • Místo události hat Görlitzer Fotofestivals Beitrag geteilt.

** Fotokunst im Fotomuseum - zahlreiche Ausstellungen noch bis 01. November in Görlitz zu sehen **
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Fotokunst im Fotomuseum - zahlreiche Ausstellungen noch bis 01. November in Görlitz zu sehen Die Grande Dame der ostdeutschen Fotografie, Evelyn Richter, gibt in ihrer Ausstellung „Licht im Dunkel...

** Ab / od 19.09.: Ausstellung / Wystawa ** Konkurs Fotograficzny W Podróży ** Fotowettbewerb Unterwegs ** 2017 **

... im / w Miejski Dom Kultury w Zgorzelcu :-)

>> https://www.facebook.com/events/1730043987290927/

** Ab / od 19.09.: Ausstellung / Wystawa ** Konkurs Fotograficzny "W Podróży" ** Fotowettbewerb "Unterwegs" ** 2017 **

... im / w Miejski Dom Kultury w Zgorzelcu 🙂

>> www.facebook.com/events/1730043987290927/
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** Results - Ergebnisse - Wyniki ** 2017 **

Photo Contest On the Road - Fotowettbewerb Unterwegs - Konkurs Fotograficzny W Podróży

Category Adults / Kategorie Erwachsene / Kategoria Dorosły:

1. 
Matthias Ludwig (sunset Hochwald / Oybin - DE)
2. 
Regina Susanne Borchert (former Volksbad Görlitz - DE)
3. 
Maik Hiller (Marienplatz Görlitz - DE)

** Congratulations - Glückwunsch -Gratulacja :D **

Awards ceremony / Feierliche Prämierung / Uroczyste wręczenie nagród zwycięzcom:

07.09.2017 - 18:00 FVKS e.V. (Untermarkt 23, DE-Görlitz)

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Category Crowd Favorite / Kategorie Publikumsliebling / Kategoria Ulubieniec Publiczności:

1. 
Iwona Champlewska (pottery festival / Bolesławiec - PL)
2. 
Martin Hanisch (milky way over dinosaurs / Kleinwelka - DE)
3. 
Matthias Ludwig (tractor cinema / Bernstadt - DE)

** Congratulations - Glückwunsch -Gratulacja :D **

Awards ceremony / Feierliche Prämierung / Uroczyste wręczenie nagród zwycięzcom:

07.09.2017 - 18:00 FVKS e.V. (Untermarkt 23, DE-Görlitz)

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Category Photo Reportage / Kategorie Fotoreportage / Kategoria Fotoreportaż:

No awards - submissions do not match enough criteria (topicality, subject, dynamics, text image composition, originality, text quality, image quality) / Keine Preisvergabe - Einsendungen treffen in nicht ausreichendem Umfang die Kriterien (Aktualität, Thema, Dynamik, Text-Bild Komposition, Idee/Originalität, Textqualität, Bildqualität) / Nie ma nagrody - zgłoszenia nie spełniają w wystarczającym stopniu kryteriów (aktualność, temat, dynamika, skład tekstu, oryginalność, jakość tekstu, jakość obrazu).

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Category Youth / Kategorie Jugend / Kategoria Młodzież:

No awards - not enough submissions / Keine Preisvergabe - nicht genügend Einsendungen / Nie ma nagrody - niewystarczające zgłoszenia

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Awards ceremony / Feierliche Prämierung / Uroczyste wręczenie nagród zwycięzcom:

07.09.2017 - 18:00 FVKS e.V. (Untermarkt 23, DE-Görlitz) :-)

Schauplätze • Miejsca wydarzeń • Místo události hat 6 neue Fotos hinzugefügt.

** Results - Ergebnisse - Wyniki ** 2017 **

Photo Contest "On the Road" - Fotowettbewerb "Unterwegs" - Konkurs Fotograficzny "W Podróży"

Category Adults / Kategorie Erwachsene / Kategoria Dorosły:

1.
Matthias Ludwig (sunset Hochwald / Oybin - DE)
2.
Regina Susanne Borchert (former "Volksbad" Görlitz - DE)
3.
Maik Hiller (Marienplatz Görlitz - DE)

** Congratulations - Glückwunsch -Gratulacja 😀 **

Awards ceremony / Feierliche Prämierung / Uroczyste wręczenie nagród zwycięzcom:

07.09.2017 - 18:00 FVKS e.V. (Untermarkt 23, DE-Görlitz)

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Category Crowd Favorite / Kategorie Publikumsliebling / Kategoria Ulubieniec Publiczności:

1.
Iwona Champlewska (pottery festival / Bolesławiec - PL)
2.
Martin Hanisch (milky way over dinosaurs / Kleinwelka - DE)
3.
Matthias Ludwig ("tractor cinema" / Bernstadt - DE)

** Congratulations - Glückwunsch -Gratulacja 😀 **

Awards ceremony / Feierliche Prämierung / Uroczyste wręczenie nagród zwycięzcom:

07.09.2017 - 18:00 FVKS e.V. (Untermarkt 23, DE-Görlitz)

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Category Photo Reportage / Kategorie Fotoreportage / Kategoria Fotoreportaż:

No awards - submissions do not match enough criteria (topicality, subject, dynamics, text image composition, originality, text quality, image quality) / Keine Preisvergabe - Einsendungen treffen in nicht ausreichendem Umfang die Kriterien (Aktualität, Thema, Dynamik, Text-Bild Komposition, Idee/Originalität, Textqualität, Bildqualität) / Nie ma nagrody - zgłoszenia nie spełniają w wystarczającym stopniu kryteriów (aktualność, temat, dynamika, skład tekstu, oryginalność, jakość tekstu, jakość obrazu).

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Category Youth / Kategorie Jugend / Kategoria Młodzież:

No awards - not enough submissions / Keine Preisvergabe - nicht genügend Einsendungen / Nie ma nagrody - niewystarczające zgłoszenia

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Awards ceremony / Feierliche Prämierung / Uroczyste wręczenie nagród zwycięzcom:

07.09.2017 - 18:00 FVKS e.V. (Untermarkt 23, DE-Görlitz) 🙂
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++ Crowd Favorite ** Online-Voting ended ** Votes have been counted ++

Die Stimmen wurden gezählt, die Siegerfotos stehen fest ** Głosy zostały policzone, znamy już zwycięskie zdjęcia ** Již počítala volebních hlasů, vítězové jsou oznámeny ** The votes have been counted, winning photos are fixed.

Danke ** Dziękujemy ** Děkuji ** Dźakuju ** Thanks :D :D :D

****************** TOP 3 (provisionally) ********************

Schauplätze • Miejsca wydarzeń • Místo události hat 3 neue Fotos hinzugefügt.

++ Crowd Favorite ** Online-Voting ended ** Votes have been counted ++

Die Stimmen wurden gezählt, die Siegerfotos stehen fest ** Głosy zostały policzone, znamy już zwycięskie zdjęcia ** Již počítala volebních hlasů, vítězové jsou oznámeny ** The votes have been counted, winning photos are fixed.

Danke ** Dziękujemy ** Děkuji ** Dźakuju ** Thanks 😀 😀 😀

****************** TOP 3 (provisionally) ********************
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** Experten sind sich einig: Das Görlitzer Fotofestival​ ist ein Muss für jeden Genießer (Carlo, www.pizzeriacarlo.de, Bismarkstraße 5, GR) **

3. Görlitzer Fotofestival Schauplätze, 01. - 10.09.2017, an verschiedenen Orten im Stadtgebiet Görlitz-Zgorzelec.

Eröffnung heute, 01.09., 17:30 Uhr im Fotomuseum Goerlitz​ (Löbauer Straße 7) Eintritt frei. Lecker !!

Schauplätze • Miejsca wydarzeń • Místo události hat Görlitzer Fotofestivals Beitrag geteilt.

** Experten sind sich einig: "Das Görlitzer Fotofestival​ ist ein Muss für jeden Genießer" (Carlo, www.pizzeriacarlo.de, Bismarkstraße 5, GR) **

3. Görlitzer Fotofestival "Schauplätze", 01. - 10.09.2017, an verschiedenen Orten im Stadtgebiet Görlitz-Zgorzelec.

Eröffnung heute, 01.09., 17:30 Uhr im Fotomuseum Goerlitz​ (Löbauer Straße 7) Eintritt frei. Lecker !!
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Macht's wie Carlo (www.pizzeriacarlo.de, Bismarkstraße 5) - macht Werbung für das 3. Görlitzer Fotofestival 😀 . Eure Fotos mit unserem Flyer / Plakat nehmen wir gern per FB-Mitteilung entgegen ......

* HELP *

Here we present frequently asked questions and given answers concerning our Photo Contest „On the Road“ 2017: Venues.

Which kind of motifs can be submitted?

„Everything is possible“ :-). For example lively spaces, sites where people come or came together, where art meets people … and many more. . In principle, there are no limits for creativity. It is important that the motifs originate from euroregion Neisse or from the southern part of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober (see below).

What exactly comprises the euroregion Neisse?

Information about the trinational euroregion Neisse (DE/PL/CZ) is available here (click!), a general map of euroregion Neisse is available here (click!, source: Euroregion Neisse (PDF).

What exactly comprises the euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober?

Information about the euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober (DE/PL) is available here (click!), a general map of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober is available here (click!).

What exactly comprises the southern part of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober?

These are the Polish districts of Nowa Sól, Wschowa, Żagań, Żary and the German district of Spree-Neisse.

Who can participate in the FVKS Photo Contest „On the Road“?

In principle, everyone :-). Please take a look at the terms and conditions. It is not necessary to live in the area, where the contest takes place, to participate. For example, even people from South America, who were on a trip to the region, participated in the photo contest. It is important that photos originate from euroregion Neisse or from the southern part of euroregion Spree-Neisse-Bober. Therefore the contest is suitable for active residents and visitors.

Does participating cost anything?

No, nothing … except a photo :-).

May organizations (e.g. companies, local authorities, museums, clubs, …) also participate?

Yes, of course. The same terms and conditions as for individuals shall apply.

Which data is gathered by the FVKS when participating?

We solely store the entered data of participants for the purpose of carrying out the contest. Data will not be disclosed to third parties. We respect the privacy of our users. Note for the use of social networks: Anyone who registers, as far as possible, on FVKS offers with his login data from social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), uses them for communication purposes. Data is then regularly collected and analyzed through these social networks, FVKS has no influence on that. The privacy policies of the respective social network providers apply.

Is help and collaboration concerning management of  the Photo Contest welcome?

Of course. Those who wish to engage in voluntary activities can contact us, see contact form.

What does „FVKS“ mean?

FVKS is the abbreviation for our club name, meaning „Friends of Cultural City of Görlitz-Zgorzelec“ (Förderverein Kulturstadt Görlitz-Zgorzelec e.V.). We do volunteer work since 2003 in the fields of culture and education.

Who is member of the FVKS Team „On the Road“?

Many people work as volunteers with the event series „On the Road“ (photo contest, calendar, traveling exhibition). Agata Fabiś, Cornelia Friedich, Agnieszka Lemmer, Matthias Krick and Alicja Pecina are always „on bord“. Do you want to support us? You are welcome – photocontest@fvks.eu .

Where to find further information about event series „On the Road“ and FVKS?

Leoni Hermann

* SUPPORT *

Commitment

Do you want to participate in our event series „On the Road“? Or in other FVKS activities? Here you find current offers: www.europastadt.org/aktuell/en/commitment

Partners

Our Photo Contest „On the Road“is regularly supported by numerous partners, such as
2017:

  • DOKiS.pl – Dolnośląska Kultura i Sztuka, Wrocław ** Media partner
  • Miejski Dom Kultury Zgorzelec ** Public relations, exhibition
  • Görlitzer Anzeiger ** Public relations
  • Municipal administration of Wschowa ** Public relations
  • City administration of Żagań ** Public relations
  • Görlitzer Kulturservicegesellschaft ** Logistics
  • SIEMENS AG Görlitz ** Logistics
  • Reproprofi Görlitz ** Prints

Always at hand: Many volunteers.

Steffi Fleischer

Co-funded by the Free State of Saxony.